RICA Promotion


I recieved a text saying "Congratulation, you have won the some of R250,000:00 from the RICA Promotion, your ref No: (...) Contact Rica helpline for payment 0739347204It was sent by a number - 079 5306626.I called the 073 number from my landline that comes up as private number. and was advised it was the Rica helpline and that I had to call from my cellphone the sms was sent to, I was told it was for verificiation purposes.I said well how do I know its not a scam, she said then why are you calling, said I was curious. She replied, quite abruptly saying thank you for calling and have a good day and hung up the phone, as if she knew she had been caught out...

Report ID: 3819
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: N/A
Address: SMS
Crime Date/Time: 20 May 2013, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username3819
Reported Date: 20 May 2013, 10:05 AM
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  • Diane11 4 Mar 2014, 12:04 PM

    I have just received the sms for R150000.00. Told the person that she must send me details of the promo on their letterhead. Will be a miracle if I receive it. lol

  • Marianne7 8 Nov 2013, 04:00 PM

    I have just received an sms from Mrs Anita Paul informing me I have won R250 000 in a Rica Promotion. When I called her she asked me if I want them to pay the money into my bank or send me a cheque. I was to sms her my banking details or my full home address in case I wanted a cheque. I asked her if I won such a big prize, why do I get only an sms, why do they not phone me personally? She promptly put the phone down! SKELMS!!!!!

  • farida 22 Oct 2013, 03:03 PM

    i received two sms ,one was for a nokia yearly,never mind annual promotion,"george moore" 0782832900 and 07608312,0835754644, i naturally called back to tell them what i think of their scams, and its now ringing,assholes

  • sinkie 23 Sep 2013, 12:32 PM

    I receive an sms that says Congratuation Your mobile number has won you the sum of R185.000,00 in the on going Rica promotion for 2013 ref no: SA00NKP call 0738884370 or 0785758355

  • Lulu4 2 Sep 2013, 02:34 PM

    I just received a txt message "RICA PROMO! CONNGRACTULATIONS, YOU HAVE WON (R850 000) 9N THE RICA NETWORK AWARD 2013 WITH THE REF NO (....) CALL MR FRANKON 0733532747 FPR OUR CLAIM. I'm not gonna call these stupid idiots. They must go back to their country.

  • Themba14 28 Aug 2013, 12:29 PM

    I received an sms on 25/08/2013 stating that "Thank You for stay with Rica!!!FIFA has awarded you R930 000 Ref(No) for enquiries call 011 047 0687 or email ricacare@safrica.com". I called the number no respond called safa office about the competition no body know it then came to my mind google Fifa or Rica ended up where reporting hope something will be done by SAPS.

  • jean11 19 Aug 2013, 09:32 PM

    I also got a sms on Aug 8 saying that I won R250, 000. Went and bought R275 Vodacom airtime pin..phoned landline no. Sent all details....stupid... sent banking details.... had to send R3500 as security fee. Told them I don't have that kinda money, could they deduct it off the winning amt. They said no as the money was already processed and was ready for transfer. Told them I was afraid, and and asked it wad a scam. They assure me it wasn't. They would contact me om payday. I hope they don't empty my bank account on payday? What should I do now????

  • Riaan10 16 Aug 2013, 08:01 AM

    Rica yearly promotion ref/no .....contact Mr Adam 0781493365

  • GILLIAN 15 Aug 2013, 01:33 PM

    also received sms from 081 271 4704 please call 078 287 2188 mrs anita paul congratulations ypu have won R 500 000

  • Thandi6 8 Aug 2013, 08:42 AM

    I also received an sms from cell no 0715637736 saying "Congrat! Your phone no. have won R350, 000.00 in Rica Promo Selection made. your Ref No. ri11ca. Call us 0823467268 OR Email: rica.promo@ymail.com bet 8am -6pm

  • Bernard 5 6 Aug 2013, 11:19 PM

    I've also received one from: 079 457 8385. Congratulation!! Your mobile number has won R275 000 in 2013 RICA Global Promotion, Ref noSA-20, for claims contact Mr. George Moore on 078 283 2900.

  • De-Aan 2 Aug 2013, 09:06 AM

    Received an sms from 072 596 4303: Rica Promo! Congratulation, You have won R450,000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013. WITH REF NO (RIC17SA), CALL MR NELSON ON 073 595 2382. FOR YOUR CLAIM. I received the same sms 3 times today in a couple of minutes apart from each other!

  • brendon 31 Jul 2013, 03:49 PM

    damn,almost used my transport money to buy R150.00 cell c airtime,because I thought i won R270 000.00.But because the lord is with me something told me that there is something shady about this.From now on I dont trust no one.My question is what is Rica doing about this people,because they should be able to trace their number.I just feel blest.I advice all my brothers and sisters out there to pray to the lord everyday they wake up,because I know that with him,nobody can touch you.RICA Global Promotion,MY ASS.

  • victoria2 31 Jul 2013, 05:33 AM

    Just received an sms now (31-07-2013) 5:20am from 0728703452, its read like this"Congrats you have won R375,000,00 in RICCA SA PROMO.REF:(.....)for claims E-mail promoline.plazza@gmail.com or contact 0784181982 (Mr Bruce Brad)

  • Mary16 30 Jul 2013, 11:20 AM

    Last month I won this Rica promotion and got a message from 081 208 1845 and was told to call Lisa Isaacs on 073 008 5692 and got the reference number RP016 Then this month (yesterday from 081 602 9271) I "won" R250 000 and was told to call Mr. Luis on 073 273 6013 and had to pay a Dr. Rachel Lomax (in the operations department) R1 108 to receive the cheque (reference number RC15) With the British intelligence thing, this Dr. Lomax is a British economist, coincidence?

  • Joe 20 26 Jul 2013, 01:36 PM

    what exactly is this?our government system is equal corrupt,how come this keeps on happening,I just received the same and claiming that I've also won the sum of R100.000..they said I should purchase na telkom voucher to the sum of 200.00 and call the again...nonsense

  • hendrick 26 Jul 2013, 01:36 AM

    I receive massage from 0711416622 at 00:44 that,"Congratulation!!Your mobile number won R175 000 in 2013 Rica Promotion, REF/No:116NYP,to claim your prize contact Mrs.Nomsa Khumalo,0783267927

  • Debbie31 25 Jul 2013, 12:35 PM

    I received an sms on 02/07/2013 advising me that I had won R250 000.00. the sms said: Congratulations! Your cell number has won R250 000.00 @ the RICA yearly promotion, ref - number RK77C. Contact Mr. Williams @ 0760164339 for your cash price! The sms was received from the number 061 422 4811. I phoned this number, due to it being a landline number & I was asked to punch in my unique access code. I wasn't given a code to punch in. I knew it was a scam. I tried phoning the cell number from my land line and Mr. Williams had his phone on voice mail.

  • nadia11 24 Jul 2013, 01:18 PM

    I also received ana sms from a lilian saying my sim won R95 000.00 scam

  • Elize24 22 Jul 2013, 11:54 AM

    I also received an sms this morning 22 July 2013 from nr 0814274201, "congratulations your mobile nr has won you R195 000.00 inn rica promo with ticket no Z166p. For claims call judith or Mr Mark on 0782706849" I just ignore the sms, if something sound to good to be true it probably is

  • Phakamani 19 Jul 2013, 11:27 AM

    I received the same sms saying i won R150000 and i must call 0782706849 judith or mark to claim my prize i did then d=theyasked for my details to give me th money i gave them postal address to post cheque then , i search them online but i saw this comment i just replied to them to fuck off couse i knw the game they are playing and im watching them from now on.

  • Lolly 18 Jul 2013, 10:37 AM

    YOU ALL LOVE TO BE PLAYED BY THE DEVIL Hey, these are the end-times. People are lovers of themselves. Who they hurt in the process it's nothing to worry about. These people work for the devil and you guys must be alert. If you don't have the Spirit of Christ in you you will play in the game unaware. 1Peter 5:8 - " BE SOBER AND VIGILANT FOR YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL PROWLS AROUND LIKE A ROARING LION LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO DEVOUR". If you have the Spirit of Christ in you, you will be alert and Christ will help you discern the works they do. But since you lack discernment and knowledge if the truth of God, you get inticed by the idea that you will have the money you did not work for. May God destroy your carnal mind. You love money too much.

  • Lolly 18 Jul 2013, 10:15 AM

    Congratulation's you have won R160, 000 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR TICKET NO.2200KP.CONTACT MISS ZANELE ON 0739064585 FOR YOUR CLAIM. That's the message I got today.

  • colin9 18 Jul 2013, 08:38 AM

    i just received an SMS from Rica Promo stating i won an amount of R350k i called the stated contact and a lady answered and she was a bit rude The sms reads CONGRATULATIONS YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU R350 000.00 IN RICA 2013 ALL NETWORK PROMO REF NO RIC 222 SA CALL AGENT ON 0827689242 FOR YOUR CLAIM the sms cam from no 27817411402

  • mpho20 17 Jul 2013, 08:32 AM

    I did call someone by the name of alex and he said I have won 750000 but I am asking my self is this not a skem wereby they take all your money inside your banking account or what so please contuct me and he does not want to give me the landline number where he is working how can it be.please contuct me

  • Sthe3 16 Jul 2013, 10:27 AM

    i received the same sms as other just now,when i called with my landline they didn't answer but when i called with my cell an old lady answered and said they would verify my referrence number and i should call back after 2minutes. i then googled it i saw all the other post from other people than i knew it a scam,but now the email from lottery verification centre does not seem to be working coz i tried emailing them but i keep getting the same response "Failure notice" sorry unable to deliver to the address. now who do we complain to???

  • Hester6 15 Jul 2013, 12:11 PM

    Just received an sms: Your Mobile Number has Won R250 000.00 in RICA 2013 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, I was given a Reference number and told to call Miss portia on 083 506 7157. The sms was sent from the number 081 320 6714. Just another scam artist?

  • Ntebo 15 Jul 2013, 09:14 AM

    I also received an sms from 0824244507 saying congratulations, your sim number has won R250 000 in the RICA Promotion. Ref no:SA256P29 contact RICA Promo center on 0813407235 for your payment. i want to know if its legit.

  • Thato8 15 Jul 2013, 08:56 AM

    I aslo received an sms from 083 772 9579 saying my mobile number has been reandomly selected in RICA Promo and I have won R250 000.00 so my questions is what is the REAL RICA headoffice doing about this, because they should be able to trace these numbers and people who do these scams. RICA takes all our info and the next thing we get smses from ppl saingthey from Rica, how can we trust RICA now as South African Citizens?

  • Joey15 10 Jul 2013, 08:36 PM

    this is shit. Someone smsed me saying i had won R195 000 in a Rica Promo and i should call Mark on an 084 number. I called and a black guy spoke to be. Then he asked for an email address which i gave as he said he would send me proof of my certificate. I received it and then he called me about 3x. Another lady who claimed to be from the CapeTown Revenue bank also phoned me and she required banking details. I informed her that i will not give wit. They should post the cheque to me. I have them my po box address, they called me back and advised that i need to make a deposite of R2700 into their account for insuring the money. Straigjt away i told them have a party with the money. I emaild them back saying i was going to report them. They stopped calling as of then. This is all nonsense. Some1 needs to put a stop to this. If i didnt go on google to check for any rica competitions, i would have never known.

  • Doris Nomaswazi Madela 8 Jul 2013, 09:54 AM

    Congratulation's you have won R160, 000 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR TICKET NO.2200KP.CONTACT MISS Liziwe ON 0738314156 FOR YOUR CLAIM. From 0712046609

  • Jan28 5 Jul 2013, 02:28 PM

    Same message about rica. Fraudster is apparantly Chris Aaron at 0763527474. Is someone doing something about this?

  • sherron 5 Jul 2013, 08:40 AM

    i received a sms for R200 000 today same as the other scams to do with rica promotion

  • Tersia 4 Jul 2013, 10:46 AM

    I received a sms today saying congratulation you have won the of R250,000.00 from rica promotion your ref no 93PR contact Rica Agent on 0797968125 for you cash price, I phoned and the lady told me to send my banking details, and I must go to vodacom and buy R110 airtime and send the ref no to activated my price. I phoned vodacom to asked if their is a promotion from Rica going on and they told me it is a scam.

  • Leah3 4 Jul 2013, 10:32 AM

    I have received sms from 0787136813 yesterday, the message was stating Congratulation your mobile number has won R250 000.00. In Rica ref:...) SA all networks and I should call 0787136813. And I did call as I was curious and they asked my name and the reference number so that they should verify with their system. Theafter they confirmed that indeed I have won the amount of R250 000.00, then they asked in which way I would like to be paid either to transfer it to my bank account or post delivery, and I have suggested that they should post it. And they then ask me to sms my name and surname and postal address and my cell as well with the reference number, which I did. This morning I received sms again that state that Rica Promo Transfer Dept. winner of R250 000.00, has transfered monies and I should call them to confirm that R1 950.00 should be paid for insurance and delivery. When I asked them I don't have money what if I can change the cheque first and then I will pay them later. They immediately said they will cancel the cheque for payment on my name and the will donate it to the Mandela Children Funds if I am unable to pay them the courier company insurance and delivery fee of R1 950.00.

  • Aynum 4 Jul 2013, 10:16 AM

    Got the same fake sms and I seem to have won R500 000, yeah right as if it'd be that easy. Might as well have fun with this, I'm gonna call back pretending to be the police :D

  • Keshree 4 Jul 2013, 09:25 AM

    I just received the same sms this morning from cell number 0812341019. It said to call 0838860022 to claim the prize. So I immediately googled the promotion to see if it was real, and ended up here...

  • sbu4 3 Jul 2013, 12:35 PM

    congratulatios!! your mobile number wonR175 000 in 2013 Rica promotions, ref no:()to claim your prize contactMrs Lerato Mbau on:073 267 6984.......when i called the lady seems fast asleep and it took me five calls before she answers. now these frausters are on our cellphones!! they are tired of our E-mails now? whts the inteligency of our trusted SAPS and the HAWKS doing about this good people???

  • lincks 3 Jul 2013, 09:28 AM

    I recieved a text saying "Congratulation, you have won the some of R250,000:00 from the RICA Promotion, your ref No: (...) Contact Rica helpline for payment 021 839 1867. Icalled from a land line and a woman answered and asked if i wanted a chq or bank pmt. And that i had to buy R120.00 vodacom airtime in order to quality and send it to them she will give me the details. she also wanted my id no and home address I hung up the call. 'STUPID FRAUDSTERS"

  • Ray9 3 Jul 2013, 07:14 AM

    This people has to b stop........ As broke as I am to be told about 200000 rand

  • andiswa 2 Jul 2013, 02:37 PM

    I receive this sms "congratutation your cell no.won R4445,000 and laptop from rica promo 2013 . Your ref no.p112rca . For claim an actitation .. Call Mr Morgan on 074 0738202. " Oky I did called him he said I've won n I must sent banking details n 180 mtn voucher to claim. They sent me their banking details to deposit some money to pay tex so that I can claim the price . Yoooo I got The sms now n then " the bank is waiting for u so thjat u can get u price" this people are killing reli ?

  • Noxolo2 2 Jul 2013, 09:51 AM

    I also received a message today saying 'CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE WON R350 000 FROM THE RICA YEARLY COMPETITION YOUR REF.NO.S.A... CONTACT MR CLINTON ON 084 0800 126 FOR CLAIM

  • BR 26 Jun 2013, 02:21 PM

    I received an sms from land line number 011834550 today stating:"CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR RICA SIM NO HAS WON R250,000.IN RICA PROMOTION 2013, YOUR REF NO.... PLEASE CONTACT PORTIA ON 0734059674 FOR YOUR CLAIM. I just laughed.....

  • Naughties 25 Jun 2013, 01:51 PM

    I recvd a txt msg this morning from cell no: 0817271405 stating: "Congratulation your sim no has won R200 000.00 in all RICA networks promo 2013 award Ref No ...... call 0791043514 for your activation and claim". I called the number and a man answered in Nigerian tone: He then asked me to send my bank account no, Ref no and names so that they can deposit my award. I fowarded an invalid account no and later I received a text requesting that I must deposit an anount of R1299.00 for insurance and transfer fees. I ignored the message since I was just testing them. They couldn't evev detect that the bank account no is invalid. Stupid idiots, I hope they get arrested and sent to prison for life, this world is better off without them.

  • LG 24 Jun 2013, 01:26 PM

    I have received an sms from 0813282043 saying I have won R195000.00 and a Laptop in the Rica yearly promo, your ref no 0155R Call Zanele on 0787455499 for claim and activation. I called her and she asked for the ref no, she asked me to go buy R200.00 telkom recharge voucher and send it to them. I asked her why must I buy a telkom recharge voucher, instead of replying she slammed the phone in my ear.

  • Andrew5 21 Jun 2013, 03:27 PM

    i have received an sms from the cell no 084 944 0684 a mr David Molele saying i have won R350 000.00 from the Rica 2013 promotion. i called him and indicate i must buy airtime of R180 and phone him with the airtime voucher no. and the ref. no. He also give me his tel.021 813 5952 or 021 813 5952 at 88 Voortrekker Street, Bellville, Cape Town

  • GILL LINDEN 20 Jun 2013, 10:15 AM

    I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING FROM 0614155355 "THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH RICA! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON YOU R250 000. SPONSORED BY NOKIA. 0110571674 EMAIL: ricacompetition@safrica.com CALL OFFICE HOURS ONLY" ??????

  • velly2 20 Jun 2013, 09:08 AM

    I received the same sms saying I won R2500,000 then I called them then she was looking for Ref no I gave it to her. Then I asked her if is possible to win a lot of money she said yes to claim the money I have to buy 3R110 airtime vodacom n send it to them. I will get my. Price

  • garikai 20 Jun 2013, 09:04 AM

    Received an sms saying that i have won R 195,000 in Rica promotion .Ref number 033npk,and was advised to contact the agent,Samantha on 0739816956 for the prize.

  • bridgett mathibeng 20 Jun 2013, 08:03 AM

    I also'receved an sms saying congratulation u have wone aprice of 195,0000000 from rica promotion,ref then they say cal us to verefiy ur refnce,cl mrs Helen ........

  • brizzymentary 19 Jun 2013, 04:20 PM

    I got the Same SMS in the morning I calld back to confirm she said her name is Samantha and told me te ref number was right so I SMS her my address because she said she would post box the money via. Cchck ?????????????

  • angeline3 19 Jun 2013, 11:02 AM

    Congratulations! You have won the sum of (R250,000) from the Rica promotion your ref No (93RP) contact Our Rica Agent on 0797968125 for your cash prize. It was sent on cell no:072 639 1916. Seems they have quite a few cellphones going!!!!

  • Tshidi4 19 Jun 2013, 10:58 AM

    I also received an sms this morning (19 June 2013)saying 'CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON THE SUM OF R200 000 FROM THE RICA PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO. () CONTACT OUR RICA AGENT ON 0834779375 FOR YOUR CASH PRICE.

  • MARYNA VISAGIE 19 Jun 2013, 10:56 AM

    i recieved a sms FROM 0721604493 saying'VEELS GELUK, U SEL FOON NOMMER IN DIE RICA SA 2013 KOMPETISIE REF RCA095 R950 000. SKAKEL ELIZABETH POTGIETER 0723659483 VIR U PRYS" I CALLED FROM LAND LINE USING THE STAR 131 STAR TO PRIVATIZE THE NO. THE PHONE RINGED AND THEN I WAS PUT ON HOLD. I CALLED BACK AND IT WAS JUST RINGING. SO I CALLED WITHOUT HIDING LAND LINE NO SHE ANSW. I COULD HERE N CHILD CRYING, SHE SAID I MUST CALL FROM MY CELPHONE, SO I TOLD HER I AM ON THE SITE, SHE SAID SHE KNOWS I AM , I HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND I MUST PLEASE HOLD ON AND THE CALL WAS DROPPED

  • wilma smit 19 Jun 2013, 07:44 AM

    RICA PROMO! CONGRATULATION, U HAVE WON R850.000 IN THE RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARD 2013. WITH REF NO. (RIC564SA) CALL MR DAVID ON 0733542011. FOR YOUR CLAIM. Where is South Africa going to???

  • Hennie15 12 Jun 2013, 02:05 PM

    12th June '13.Receive this sms from 0812964042: South Africa Rica act has won you R450,000-00 cash fromyour SIM registration call Mrs.Sharon on 0740228125 for payment ref(...) I did not respond. Hennie

  • Hein9 11 Jun 2013, 11:39 AM

    Hi, I received a sms from 0790997047 and it says the following, Congratulations. You have won the sum of R295, 000. 00 from RICA promotion.Your ref Nr ... contact our Rica Agent on 0218255476 for your cash prize: This sms I received at 08:24 today on the 11/06/2013. I called and the telephone recipient claimed that her name is Linda and after giving her my Ref Nr. she said I should phone back for verification which I did and she told me that I have won this cash prize. Linda then asked me if I would like a cheque were i would need to be at home otherwise it will be sent back or if I preferred it being paid into my account. I asked for a email address to send my details and she said that she would sms details to me. I am still waiting for her response.... Regards Hein

  • Johannes3 10 Jun 2013, 07:50 AM

    i have also receives an sms from 0813149436 stating "Congragulation you have won R450 000 and Laptop in Rica yearly promotion. your ref no (...) call Mr John 0783237234. for claim. i did hungup after the accent of Nigerian

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